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What If a Child Is Injured in a Georgia Bicycle Accident?

By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Georgia and other States, children are the unfortunate victims of bicycle and automobile accidents. If a child is struck by a car while riding a bicycle, there are a number of factors that are considered by a Georgia Child Injury Lawyer in evaluating the possible claim or case. The elements of a Georgia Bicycle Personal Injury Case are as follows:

1. Duty;
2. Breach of Duty;
3. Causation; and
4. Damages

In order to pursue a claim or case, there must be proof that the driver was negligent or careless and this, in whole or part, caused the bicycle / automobile accident. Each case must be evaluated on its own facts, merits, and circumstances. Factors that would be considered would the following:

Information contained on the police report;
Speed and direction of the driver;
Speed and directioin of the bicycle rider;
Violation of any posted speed limits;
Violation of any posted traffic signs or signals;
Avoidability of the accident;
Driver distraction;
Time of the accident (day time or night time);
Type and severity of the personal injuries;
Medical treatment and bills; and
Other factors.

Because Georgia Bicycle Accident claims and cases can be quite complex and confusing, it is often times helpful to contact a Georgia Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and legal representation.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Automobile Accidents, Medical Bills and Treatment, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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